Friday, November 14, 2008

Sweet Oliver

It's no secret my sister and I love our animals. Our father often thinks we're absolutely insane - but we understand that about each other. Our animals have been our babies when we weren't able to have babies in our lives. My cats have been every where with me - and to this day, I still feel guilty that I wasn't able to afford to do more for Cassie at the end of her life. And George...I would scale mountains for that cat. He is my constant companion and has been for the last 14 years. He's even won my husband over - and that's saying something...


So - when my sister contacted me in tears yesterday, it broke my heart to know she was going to have to put her sweet Oliver down. He's just a baby, only five years old....but he developed a very, very rapid tumor on his spine that left him in severe pain and completely disabled within a matter of a week of it's discovery.

So, to honor that sweet boy - and all of us who love our pets, I want to show you pictures of Mister Oliver.

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us" ~ Robert Louis Stevenson




4 comments:

noisy penguin said...

Oh poor Oliver. I feel the same way as you about my George (and Gracie). This must be so difficult for your sister. =(

Lisa E said...

What a sweetie! I fully believe he'll be in a better, happier place with bones and belly rubs and hydrants and lots of love until your sister can join him!

Martha J. Hutchinson said...

Poor Jamie! Not fun to lose a beloved pet.

Anonymous said...

I know how much you love your animals!